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On February 17, 2013, roads in 18 sites across the nation will be taken over as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, better known as PhilHealth, stages the first simultaneous nationwide running event dubbed as PhilHealth Run 2013.

Drawing inspiration from the two highly successful running events organized by its regional centers in Mindanao, the PhilHealth Run 2013: Nationwide Run for Mother and Child Protection promises to be a memorable sporting event as it aims to engage near 100,000 professional and amateur runners from different parts of the country – all running simultaneously with one aim in mind: Universal Health Care in the Philippines.

Runners will converge in 18 major cities that include: Manila, Baguio, Dagupan, Tuguegarao, Clark, Malolos, Sta. Rosa, Batangas, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Iligan, Davao, Koronadal, Butuan, and Marawi.

Through this momentous event, PhilHealth aims to rally the entire nation as it helps stage a push towards bringing universal health care a reality. With universal coverage, every Filipino, regardless of status, is given the financial access and support to quality health care and services.


The nationwide run on February 17, 2013 marks PhilHealth’s 18years of service to the Filipino people, having been established in 1995 with the enactment of Republic Act 7875.

The event’s simultaneous staging across 18 sites in the country emphasizes the point of unity and oneness in aim and spirit. As PhilHealth’s 18th year anniversary celebration for February, dubbed National Health Insurance Month through Presidential Proclamation No. 1400 in 2007, it will surely stand different from the rest as one of historic and great proportions.

In support of the country’s efforts towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health, proceeds from the event will be used to support national and regional institutions promoting the protection of mothers and children in the country. The national beneficiary of the PhilHealth Run 2013 is the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and local beneficiaries vary per region. More than just a running event, it endeavors to uphold the importance of our mother’sand children’s health in the challenge of nation-building.

Sunday – February 17, 2013
Quirino Grandstand – Manila

With 18,000 runners as target participants, over P3M in proceeds is to be donated to the following race beneficiaries

  • Philippine Children’s Medical Center (National)
  • Cottolengo Filipino orphanage (Manila)


  • 18K
  • 10K
  • 5K
  • 3K



There are 4 ways to register for the race:
(1) On-line registration:

After completing on-line registration you will receive a transaction reference number and a link of the waiver for payment. Print it out and present it when paying at any of these sites:

  • PhilHealth local health insurance offices (LHIO) or PhilHealth Express Outlets in the region.
    • Quezon City – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office, 880 F.R. Estuar Building, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
    • Rizal – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office, The Brick Road, Sta Lucia East Grand Mall, Marcos Hi-way cor. Felix Avenue, Cainta, Rizal
    • Caloocan – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office, Remcor Building, Rizal Avenue Ext. Between 10th &11th Avenue, Caloocan City
    • Manila – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office, Marc 1 Building, 1971 Taft Avenue, Manila
    • Mandaluyong – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office, Liberty Boni Building, 94 Boni Avenue cor. P. Cruz, St., Brgy. San Jose, Mandaluyong City
    • Las Piñas City – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office, Editha Building, Alabang, Zapote Road, Las Piñas City
    • Makati – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office, ITC Building, Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
    • Pasig City – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office, G/F DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • Robinsons Novaliches
  • Robinsons Galleria
  • Robinsons Metroeast
  • Robinsons Otis
  • Robinsons Ermita
  • All SM Bayad Centers

(2) Manual registration
You may also register at the above-mentioned LHIOs. Here you may pay right away your race registration fee.

(3) In-store registration
In cooperation with Toby’s and Runnr, runners have the option to register and pay in-store at the following Toby’s/Runnr branches from January 30 to February 3:

  • Toby’s:
    • SM Manila
    • SM Southmall
    • SM Fairview
  • Runnr:
    • Trinoma
    • EDSA Shangri-La
    • BGC

(4) At Robinson’s Galleria Sports Loop (3rd Level)
This is the one-stop-shop registration site for PhilHealth Run Manila where participants could register, pay, and claim their race kits in a zip


On February 2-11, race kits may be claimed at the Sports Loop of Robinson’s Galleria (3rd Level). All registered race participants should bring their claim stubs and official receipt of race registration fee.



  • Baggage Deposit Counters at the staging area
  • Portalets around the staging area
  • Male/Female Changing Tents
  • Hydration Stations within 2km intervals
  • Medics and First Aid Teams at strategic points along the race route and at the staging area
  • Event Security beefed up by local Police force, MMDA, and event marshals


Assembly Time

  • 18K: 4:00am
  • 10K: 4:30am
  • 5K: 5:00am
  • 3K: 5:30am

Gun Start

  • 18K: 5:00am
  • 10K: 5:15am
  • 5K: 5:45am
  • 3K: 6:00am


NCR Race Route





Race registration for the PhilHealth Nationwide Run is in full swing. With exactly a month to go, PhilHealth NCR is setting its target at 18,000 runners to represent the nation’s capitol in commemorating the 18th founding anniversary of the national health insurance corporation. According to Dr. Gigi Domingo, VP for PhilHealth NCR & Rizal, alongside its target number of race participants PhilHealth Run Manila aims to give 85% of the proceeds from the race registration fees to its two beneficiary institutions – the Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Cottolengo Filipino orphanage. “PhilHealth Run underscores the agency’s mandate which is universal coverage focusing on mother and chld as the most vulnerable group. With the nationwide run, we aim to synergize all efforts – both of government and private sector – to realize our ultimate goal to make every Filipino entitled to medical benefits by the time of need,” Domingo further said. PhilHealth Run Manila is scheduled to fire off on February 17 at the Qurino Grandstand, simultaneous with 17 other sites across the country. The huge field of race participants will be plying the long stretch of Roxas Boulevard starting at Km 0 to finish at the Quirino Grandstand. The Manila race will have four distance categories – 18K, 10K, 5K, and 3K. All finishers of the 18K category will receive a finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line.

On-line registration have started as early as October 2012 via Manual registration are also on-going at all local PhilHealth field offices. Special in-store registration will open on January 30 to February 3 in cooperation with Toby’s and Runnr at the following outlets: Toby’s (SM Manila, SM Southmall, SM Faiview); Runnr (Trinoma, EDSA Shangri-La, BGC). All registered race participants, with their claim stub and official receipt, may claim their race packets from February 2 to 11 at the Sports Loop, 3rd level of Robinson’s Galleria. Race participants get to receive a PhilHealth Run race singlet, timing chip (except for 3K), race bib and a raffle stub.

PhilHealth Run Manila recently held its press conference to mark its 30-day countdown to the staging of the NCR leg. Joining the PhilHealth officers in the press event were Philippine Volcanoes Rugby Team standout Chris Everingham and GMA 7’s prime talent Gwen Zamora to highlight the event’s advocacy campaign and beneficiary institutions. Everingham and Zamora were handpickewd by PhilHealth to be its official event ambassadors for their positive image and sterling achievements in their respective fields.

For more information on PhilHealth Run Manila and its advocacy, visit the PhilHealth Run website.


2 Responses

  1. Thank you vim for the info. i like it when your blog covers all the details about a race. will defiantly join this one . thank you

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